The work is based on the authors' research into how the behavior ratings and comments sections of the report card relate to academic grades and standardized tests as expressed by CASEL and the SELect social-emotional learning programs. Provides samples and suggested report card designs to help educators model their own report cards after. Includes testimonials from the students and teachers.
Chapter 1: Is It Realistic to Include Social-Emotional Skills and Character on Report Cards?
Is It Realistic to Include Social-Emotional Skills and Character on Report Cards?
In This Chapter
Utility: We provide overviews of social-emotional learning (SEL) and character development (CD) and identify specific behaviors representative of each. A description of the lack of support in research for current comment systems and some key rationales as to why report card comments should be changed are included. This chapter also includes an analysis of driving forces for making changes to comments and an overview of the inefficient nature of current comment systems.
Maximizing Guide Resources: Consider adapting or distributing this part of the Guide for key stakeholders or staff to promote awareness and buy-in.
Key Takeaway and Reflection Points:
- SEL refers to ...